Genio has a track record and expertise in facilitating complex system change, resulting in improved services for over 8,500 people to date. We place a high priority on being accountable and providing independently measured impact. Findings across the disability, mental health and dementia programmes indicate that personalised supports achieve better outcomes for people than standardised, one-size-fits-all services and can be an option for everyone regardless of factors such as age or ability. Across our programmes of work to date, community-based social services have also proven to achieve better outcomes for those who use services in addition to being more cost-effective and sustainable. 

Reform Funding 
  • €68m invested in reform
260 projects supported
  • 129 projects in disability

  • 113 projects in mental health

  • 13 projects in dementia

8,476 people provided with individualised supports through the projects
  • 3,283 people with disabilities

  • 1,547 people with mental health difficulties

  • 3,299 people with dementia and family carers

Training and information
  • 8,194 individuals, families and staff have received information and training through the projects we support.

  • 13,000 people reached through events, conferences and public forums.


Our impact by numbers


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projects to date


people have received improved services through the projects we support


people have received training, capacity building and/or information


invested in reform


institutions and hostels closed and alternative community-based services established


people have been reached so far





people with dementia received community-based supports


carers received support


personalised support hours provided to people with dementia through the projects we support

Mental Health


projects funded


medium/high support mental health community hostels closed to date.


people reached (1,547 improved services; 6,029 training, capacity building & information)


people supported to move to the community



projects funded


disability institutions closed and alternative community-based services established


people supported to move to the community 


individuals, families & staff have received information & training through the projects we support.



regional projects supported to date
(4 in Housing First & 1 Hospital Discharge Programme)



rough sleepers will be supported to
move to their own homes


Projects funded through Genio

260 projects have been funded through Genio across
Ireland to date in dementia, mental health, disability and homelessness

Mercy University Hospital and Cork Community Partnership

This 3 year project provided an integrated care pathway for people with dementia who may need hospital admission, providing suitable alternatives to admission, when appropriate, while supporting families/carers to continue to care for the person at home.

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HSE West Mental Health Services

This project provided a community based service which enhanced the lives of 10 people with mental health difficulties living in the Galway City area by becoming actively engaged in their communities. 

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Donegal Physical and Sensory Disability Services, HSE North West   

The project provided respite care for an adolescent boy with significant physical disabilities and mental health difficulties in his own home and community.

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Research & Evidence

Monitoring, research, evaluation and promotion of examples of
national and international cutting-edge practice are critical
to transforming services and demonstrating impact.


How personal budgets are working in Ireland - A Research Brief

Prepared by Pádraic Fleming, Mental Health and Social Research Unit, Maynooth University Department of Psychology May 2016

Evaluation of individualised opportunities for young people with disabilities

Dr Richard Wynne & Dr Donal McAnaney, Work Research Centre 2014

Personalised Supports and Care for People with Dementia

Kevin Cullen, Work Research Centre, Dublin; and Fiona Keogh, Centre for Economic and Social Research on Dementia, National University of Ireland, Galway (formerly Genio). 2018

Economic Analysis of a Community-based Model for Dementia Care

Prof Eamon O’Shea and Christine Monaghan, National Centre for Social Research on Dementia, NUI Galway 2016

Specialists in transforming social services

We work with Government and Philanthropy
to support people in leading self-determined lives

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